Bangalore to Bandipur Road Trip

Thinking about hitting the road from Bangalore to Bandipur National Park? Buckle up for a ride that's not just about the drive but treating your eyes with mother nature at its best. Covering roughly 220 kilometres, the road trip takes about four to five hours, depending on how many pit stops you make and the pace you fancy.  There are two ways to reach Bandipur, and each has its vibe. The shorter one, about 217 kilometres, is on NH275 - a smooth highway with some nice views. The longer route, around 234 kilometres via NH948, is a more relaxed drive, passing through towns and hidden spots.

An elephant walking on a forest trail
car mirror's side view of a person's feet out the window
local tribes inside bandipur tiger reserve

Route 1: NH275 – Quick and Easy

From Bangalore to Bandipur, take NH275. As you leave city life behind, the route offers rolling mountains and farms. Expect little villages and roadside joints to entice you to try local food and soak up the ambience of the area as you go.

Pit Stops Along Route 1:

Srirangapatna: Once the capital of the Mysore Kingdom, Srirangapatna is a historic site. For a little heritage, visit the Ranganathaswamy Temple and Tipu Sultan's Fort.
Gundlupet: It is the entry point to Bandipur. You could go on a vehicle safari in the national park or visit the Elephant Camps.

silhouette of a shiv linga with a trishul
view of a waterfall surrounded by trees

Route 2: NH948- Longer and adventurous

The NH948 route is a little longer but offers a more interesting adventure, spanning around 234 kilometres in approximately 5.5 hours. This route takes you through forest land increasing your chances of encountering animals as well.

Pit Stops Along Route 2:

Talakad:Discover the remains of Talakad, an ancient city famous for its architectural marvels.

Agara lake:It is a man made lake just on the outskirts of the city. Take a brief pause to your long journey and the beautiful sunsets this lake offers.

Gopalaswamy Betta:Stop here for stunning views and historic temples that provide a serene atmosphere for a relaxing stay.
Don't forget to try Mysore Masala Dosa at MTR or dig into Karnataka's famous Mysore Pak! For a satisfying meal, stop by Right-O Family Restaurant.

a tractor on a farm road

Allow The Serai Bandipur to welcome you extravagantly when you arrive. Our priority is your comfort, which means making sure you leave as happy as you started this awesome road trip!